Boplaas releases the world’s first Port-infused gin in South Africa

The world’s first premium Port-infused gin has been released by Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp, South Africa. Having become synonymous with world-class Cape Port, table wines and spirits, Boplaas has now brought its skill and innovation to the crafting of this one-of-a-kind, class leading gin.


A South Africa Culinary Collaboration of Note – Boplaas Family Vineyards, Restaurant JAN and chef Peter Tempelhoff

Top image: Chef Jan van der Westhuizen, Rozanne Nel from Boplaas and Chef Peter Tempelhoff.

A handful of select diners recently enjoyed the exclusive experience of a flavour and sensorial feast of South African inspired dishes in the Michelin-starred Restaurant JAN in Nice, France.


Boplaas Ports in Top 10

Top image: Daniel Nel, Margaux Nel (Wine maker), Carel Nel (Cellar Master)

Three Boplaas Ports feature among the Top 10 Ports in South Africa in the SA Wine Classification 2018, based on a track-record of top ratings over the past ten years.


Boplaas Family Vineyards, Restaurant JAN and Chef Peter Tempelhoff team up for charity

A few select diners will this Friday & Saturday night have the distinct pleasure of undertaking a curated flavour & sensorial experience of South African inspired dishes in the Michelin starred Restaurant JAN in Nice.  


Carel Nel marks his 40th vintage at Boplaas

The onset of the new year has seen owner/cellarmaster Carel Nel starting his 40th vintage at Boplaas – backed by an excellent team, including his daughters, Margaux who did her MSc in Viticulture and Oenology, and Rozanne, marketing manager since 2005.


BOPLAAS GAMKA BRANCA: A Cape blend with Portuguese spice

The Gamka river – meaning lion in Khoi – starts its arduous journey towards the Indian ocean in the heart of the Great Karoo carving its way through three mountain ranges, all along the way providing life-giving water to all along its banks, including the farming endeavours of the Nel family of Boplaas who have crafted wines in the quaint hamlet of Calitzdorp since 1880.


The Boplaas team takes an inspiring trip to Porto and the Douro Valley

If you have to describe the Douro Valley in Portugal with one word it is – commitment.  Commitment over centuries.


2 Double Gold and 9 Gold Medals for Boplaas at Top SA Awards

Top image: Rozanne Nel from Boplaas at this year’s Veritas Awards

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp excelled in the two biggest wine competitions in South Africa, Veritas and Michelangelo, by winning two double gold and nine gold medals here.


Boplaas wins Double Gold and six Gold at Michelangelo International Awards

Top image: Daniel Nel & friend Victoria

For many South African wine and spirits producers, winning a medal at the annual Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards represents a rare pinnacle in the craft. On Friday night, Boplaas Family Vineyards collected seven – including a sought-after Double Gold.


Top Ratings for Boplaas from Tim Atkin

The quality of South African-made port-style wine was reaffirmed with the recent release of one of the year’s broadest assessments of South African wines by an international wine authority.

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Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to 1880. Boplaas is a family concern with Carel Nel, a Cape Wine Master, as owner and cellar master.
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